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Old 11-05-2009, 01:16 PM   #16
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Rosin paper or 15# felt?


I'm by no means a professional floor layer but am currently building my log home myself. The first floor is over a crawl space so I intend to use 30-lb felt paper. Mostly because I already have it. I'll probably do the same in the loft, again because I already have the felt.

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:54 PM   #17
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Been installing a long time with 15 Felt under hardwood,I will not do a job without it, never smelled any odor, never heard a customer complain.
I had a long converstation with Tom Miraldi the CEO of Somerset Hardwoods about felt, could not pin him down on it.He said use what you feel comfortable with.
I few weeks later I did a Mohawk longstrip job, the basement, was damp, the floor we were going over was 8"x3/4 Pine slats from about 1930, you could see the basement throught the floor. I preinspected it and called Mohawk guess what they said... 15 mil Tarpaper.
Did a big job for a retailer back in the day, it was the sister of the jobsite owners house, one of 152 houses.
It was close to a new lake, no basement, 3 foot crawl space. I was they only one they wanted doing because.... I used tarpaper.
They say it has no moisture value but I say it does, use it you will be pleased.
Rosin paper.... we use that wrap our Christmas packages... never found a use for it on the floor..... oh yeah we used it one time to sweep our trash into...
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BUMP! wanted to hear some more opinions
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I specify a cork underlayment whenever clients can afford it. It breathes, is natural and from a renewable resource, and really helps reduce noise.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:15 AM   #20
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Don't know about U.S., but in Canada, the #15 Felt at Home Depot comes with a warning that materials used to make it contain known carcinogens.
I'm not sure that I would want that in my living space, so my vote is for rosin paper.
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Don't know about U.S., but in Canada, the #15 Felt at Home Depot comes with a warning that materials used to make it contain known carcinogens.
I'm not sure that I would want that in my living space, so my vote is for rosin paper.
I researched this, and the roofing felt I purchased from Rona (BP Canada #15 RF403) is completely safe http://www.bpcan.com/upload/products...MSDS_RE001.pdf

The products they use in the states (which might be what HD carries) is unbelievably brutal, skin irritation, carcinogenic, hazardous if airborne, etc etc. You might as well take a bath in asbestos and chow down on some lead paint.
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Fiberglas insulation has formaldehyde and there are all sorts of noxious things in plywood and wall to wall carpet, but people use them all the time. Alcohol can cause cancer too, but people consume it.

It's not like you're going to eat the felt, or even roll around on it -- it's gong to be under a layer of wooden flooring. I'm in the process of putting down bamboo flooring on 15# felt from either Home Depot or Lowes. I didn't notice any warning label on it, but maybe there was. I did see that it was made in Eutaw, Alabama. It doesn't bother my skin, but I realize that's not the same thing as meaning it can't bother someone...
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not commenting on the post at hand. but would like to give a shout out to pinwheel45. enjoyed the pics on a kitchen remodel you did awhile back.great looking job
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ok.... a few things...
1.the link to the quiet walk: it states clearly that it is for floaring or laminate. were you gonna float your floor or nail it? cause nails will pierce it and then youwould have spent ur money for nothing.
2. you can find cork for 50 cents/sqft. why go for something that's the Economical choice whe"n compared to cork or rubber."?
3. rosin paper hav no value whatsoever under your flooring. it's best purpose is to maybe cover the floor when you paint or walk on them to protect them from smudges, drops. (not good for protection from scratches as it rips easily).

4.15# felt all the way. 30# is kinda too much.
5. aquabar is kinda new, but it is said to be as good as the 15#, only that it does not mark your baseboard when you lay it down.
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